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Covid: Kuwait delays commercial flights until further notice, incoming flights reduced to minimum

Covid: Kuwait delays commercial flights until further notice, incoming flights reduced to minimum

GULF NEWS
Kuwait recently registered its first case of the new Covid strain. The Kuwait government Cabinet held its weekly session at Seif Palace on Monday under chairmanship of Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al Hamad Al Sabah - where measures to curb Covid-19 virus spread were discussed. The ministers took notice that in light of the increase in novel coronavirus infections around the world, the Cabinet has decided to keep the status at the airport unchanged. After a briefing by the Minister of Health on the Covid situation in Kuwait, the government urged citizens and residents to continue taking all necessary precautions against the virus. The Cabinet decided to delay shifting to the 'second phase' regarding the resumption of commercial flights to Kuwait International Airport until ...
3,403 domestic workers escape from employers

3,403 domestic workers escape from employers

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Dubai: A total of 3,403 domestic workers in Bahrain have escaped from their employers over the course of two years, according to the latest statistics announced by the Labour and Social Development Minister Jameel Humaidan. Replying to a parliamentary question submitted by MP Bassem Al Maliki during the Council of Representatives’ regular weekly session, the minister did not clarify whether the number of domestic workers escaping from employers is increasing or decreasing compared to previous years, Al Ayam newspaper reported. According to the minister, out of the total complaints received by the ministry, 550 were settled amicably by rectifying the status of the runaway workers, while 257 have been dropped by the employers. Humaidan confirmed that 1,693 co
Kuwait: New hiring procedures to reduce expats and achieve Kuwaitization

Kuwait: New hiring procedures to reduce expats and achieve Kuwaitization

GULF NEWS
Kuwait City: The Minister of Trade and commerce, Faisal Al Medlej, revealed that the Civil Service Bureau has drawn up a report to reduce the number of expats working in the public sector in order to achieve Kuwaitization, a governmental policy aimed at creating a 100 per cent Kuwaiti workforce, Al Anba reported. Al Medlej pointed out that several government agencies are required to reduce the number of expats and replace them with Kuwaitis annually. Within two years, five specialities should achieve 100 per cent of Kuwaitization. Other specialties, like education and criminal forensics, should reach 97 per cent Kuwaitization. The lowest quota is for jobs in the farming industry, as they should reach at least 75 per cent of a Kuwaiti workforce. Majority Kuwaiti workfo
Kuwait’s emir reappoints PM to form new cabinet

Kuwait’s emir reappoints PM to form new cabinet

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Kuwait’s emir has issued a decree reappointing Sheikh Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah as prime minister after the cabinet resigned last week in a standoff with parliament over its vote to question him on constitutional affairs, including his choice of ministers. State news agency KUNA said on Sunday the decree by Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah also tasked Sheikh Sabah with nominating a new cabinet for approval. The barely one-month-old government had been acting in a caretaker role since it resigned on January 13 over the confrontation with parliament. The motion earlier this month to question Sheikh Sabah, prime minister since late 2019, was supported by 38 MPs in the 50-seat assembly. It referred to a cabinet that did not reflect last year’s legislative elections and to gov
11.11 sale: Cebu Pacific offers Dubai-Manila flights for as low as Dh1 base fare

11.11 sale: Cebu Pacific offers Dubai-Manila flights for as low as Dh1 base fare

GULF NEWS, WORLD NEWS
Offer available from November 11 to 13, for travel between July 1, 2021 and October 31, 2021. Cebu Pacific, the Philippines' largest national flag carrier, has launched a sale to kickstart the holiday festivities. In its special 11.11 seat sale, passengers can fly home for as low as Dh1 one-way base fare. Filipinos as well as other residents in the UAE can now easily plan their vacation to the Philippines with this promo, available from November 11 to 13, for travel between July 1, 2021 and October 31, 2021. In addition, the airline also makes available CEB Fare Bundles at 40 per cent discount for next year's travels. Amongst its bundle offers include the Go Easy, with free 7kg hand carry baggage, two pieces of check-in baggage with a total combined weight of 20kg, and standard ...
Bahrain prime minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman passes away

Bahrain prime minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman passes away

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The country will observe a week-long mourning, and flags will be flown at half-mast. The prime minister of Bahrain has passed away, the official Bahrain News agency announced on Wednesday. "By order of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Royal Court mourns His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister, who passed away this morning at Mayo Clinic Hospital in the United States of America," the BNA said in a statement. The burial ceremony will take place after the repatriation of the body, and the funeral will be limited to a specific number of relatives. The country will observe a week-long mourning, and flags will be flown at half-mast. Government ministries and departments will be closed for three days starting Thursday. Con...
Confirmed return tickets must for visitors to the UAE

Confirmed return tickets must for visitors to the UAE

GULF NEWS, UAE NEWS
A total of 678 Pakistani citizens have been denied entry into the UAE for the non-compliance. A confirmed return ticket is mandatory for visit and tourist visa holders to enter the UAE, leading airlines and travel agents have said. The rules are being strictly enforced and a large group of passengers from India and Pakistan were left stranded at Dubai International Airport recently for not having confirmed return tickets. According to the Consulate-General of Pakistan in Dubai, a total of 678 Pakistani citizens have been denied entry into the UAE for the non-compliance. Over 140 Indian passengers were also asked to return to their home countries on Thursday. Airlines warn passengers   India's national carrier Air India and Indigo airlines have issued notices to passengers
Good news: Hiring activity rising in the UAE

Good news: Hiring activity rising in the UAE

GULF NEWS, UAE NEWS
Several firms hiring talent already available in the local market. Since it struck, Covid-19 has cut countless jobs and paychecks around the world. Recruitment experts in the UAE have said salaries dropped by up to 30 per cent - but there remains a silver lining for job hunters: As economic activities resume in the country and businesses start running at full capacity, hiring is now picking up. Applicants are likely to see vacancies in procurement, sales, e-commerce, legal service, life sciences, healthcare and education, with several firms hiring talent already available in the local market, experts said. Management and consultancy firms have observed an increase in recruitment activity in September. Though the hiring rate is still about 20 per cent lower compared with pre-Covi...
Senior Emiratis to receive free flu jab at home in UAE

Senior Emiratis to receive free flu jab at home in UAE

GULF NEWS, UAE NEWS
The house-to-house drive comes as part of the ministry's annual awareness campaign on seasonal flu which runs till the end of January 2021. Senior citizens will receive flu jabs for free at their homes, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced. The national drive to administer seasonal flu vaccines to senior citizens will "safeguard their health and safety". The house-to-house drive comes as part of the ministry's annual awareness campaign on seasonal flu which runs till the end of January 2021. Ten primary healthcare centres are taking part in the initiative: >Ajman: Musheiref >Umm Al Quwain: Al Khazan, Falaj Al Mualla, Al Salamah and Al Raffa >Ras Al Khaimah: Julphar, Saif Bin Ali Al Khatiry, and Ras Al Khaimah centres >Fujairah: Al K...
E-scooter rental service resumes in Abu Dhabi

E-scooter rental service resumes in Abu Dhabi

GULF NEWS, UAE NEWS
The resumption of the service is conditional on the firms' compliance with the health precautions and safety measures against the spread of the coronavirus. Electronic scooters rental services will resume in Abu Dhabi from today under strict Covid-19 safety guidelines. These include periodic checks of all staff operating the scooters to verify that they are free from the virus and mandatory masks and gloves for everyone. ITC announces that electric scooters rental services in #AbuDhabi will be resumed by 25% capacity with the compliance of health precautions and safety measures starting from Monday, October 12,2020. pic.twitter.com/3VJl7dXRNB— "ITC" مركز النقل المتكامل (@ITCAbuDhabi) October 11, 2020 (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});